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Mold Remediation Resources

If you've experienced mold in your home or business, you likely have questions. See our mold resources below for help.

Mold Removal vs. Remediation

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove...
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  • How Long Does it Take for Mold to Grow?

    Mold is an everyday part of life. Although it can never be completely removed from a space (and tends to enter homes and businesses via open windows and doors, on clothing, and even on pets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), you may, understandably, have questions about this pesky growth. While many of us are familiar with the common sign of mold in a property—a dark gr...
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    Humidifier Health: Keeping Indoor Air Healthy All Winter

    Humidifiers are popular appliances in homes and businesses, keeping air fresh and full of moisture when it gets dry. Wintertime can be especially hard on allergies and skin, causing bloody noses, dry sinuses, and cracked lips. Unfortunately, incorrect, or careless maintenance of a humidifier could be just the recipe for mold growth in the tank. This could lead to mold spores, bacteria, or fungi be...
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    The Signs of Mold in Your Wall

    Mold has lots of tell-tale signs, but is there any way to know it is growing in your walls? Great news—there is. In fact, while the thought of mold in your home in any form can be daunting, finding and identifying it can be very simple.The Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of mold is “a soft, green or gray growth that develops on old food or on objects that have been left for too long in warm, wet...
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    Mold Remediation: How to Do It

    Let’s face it—mold seems to appear at the worst times. Whether it grows after flood water recedes, water lines burst, or you find it growing under your kitchen sink, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says that in addition to being a sneaky, opportunistic growth, mold can also be a health hazard.If you’re reading this, you’ve probably found mold in your home or business, and are ...
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    What is Mold?

    Mold is an everyday part of life, and a natural part of the environment. In fact, mold can enter your home or business through many avenues, such as on clothing, pets, heating and cooling systems, ventilation systems, or with the wind when a door or window is opened. But what is mold, exactly? Is it dangerous? Where is mold commonly found? Why does it grow? This article provides the answers to the...
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    Mold Guide: Types of Mold

    Mold can be a serious problem for homeowners and businesses alike. Not only can it cause damage to property and belongings, but it can also lead to health effects. Moreover, it may be difficult to detect, since it can appear in locations such as crawlspaces, airducts, attics, and basements. It’s important to have a basic understanding of the different types of mold and how to identify them, so yo...
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    Mold Damage Tips

    In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO® professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.If you have a mold problem in your...
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    How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell

    Whether you’ve survived a leaky roof or faulty pipe, the aftermath of water damage can leave a lingering odor. That mildew smell can ruin a new restoration or even be a sign that there are still potential hazards in the home. To help you get that mildew smell out of the house, our team compiled all of their top tips and information. Getting rid of mildew smells can be easier said than done. Tradit...
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    How to Get Rid of Musty Smell in Basement

    A musty smell in basement rooms can ruin even the nicest renovation or living space. If you’ve noticed unusual odors from the basement, it might be time to call in the professionals. If this is your first time dealing with musty smell removal, there are a few things you should know before getting started.Before we talk about how to get rid of musty smells in your basement, it’s important to discus...
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    Your Belongings and Mold Damage

    Water and mold damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.SERVPRO specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise can help you save money while preserving precious keeps...
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    The Mold Remediation Process

    In addition to causing significant property damage, mold can produce allergens and irritants that can cause health effects. SERVPRO® understands mold and mold growth, and has the training and equipment to remediate the mold in your home or business.Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some resto...
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    What Is Black Mold?

    Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qu...
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